Date lodged: 30 April 2018
To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it recently extended the Hosting Services Framework without further tendering.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 4 May 2018
The Hosting Services framework agreement was advertised and awarded with a maximum 4 year duration broken down to an initial 2 year period with an option to extend for a further 2 periods of 12 months.
The framework has been used by a wide range of Scottish public sector organisations and all call-off contracts to date have been with suppliers who operate and deliver hosting services in Scotland.
The framework continues to deliver the intended benefits with high level of performance against agreed service levels, positive customer feedback and provides on-going value for money.